330C MH

Excellent reach and wide track gauge deliver aggressive performance to meet the challenging requirements of scrap and material handling.

Engine Model Cat® C-9
Net Flywheel Power 247 hp
Gross Power 264 hp
Net Power - ISO 9249 247 hp
Net Power - SAE J1349 244 hp
Net Power - EEC 80/1269 247 hp
Bore 4.41 in
Stroke 5.87 in
Displacement 537 in3
Engine Manufacturer Caterpillar
Aspiration Turbocharged
After-cooled Yes
Weight / hp ratio 413.96 lb/hp
Displacement / hp ratio 2.44 in3/hp
Deration Altitude 7545.91 ft

Operating Weight 96595 lb
Counterweight 18300 lb
Counterweight/weight 0.19 %

Operating Specifications
Max. Reach 52.2 ft
Cab Riser - Fixed 6.4 ft
Generator Set 26.8 hp
Cat 2-Piece MH Linkage Arrangement 52.2 ft
Travel Speed 3.11 mph
Max. Reach Below Ground 22.97 ft
Ground Level Lift @ Radius 19.68 ft
Stick Length 24.93 ft
Front lift capacity (MAX) 34833 lb
Side lift capacity (MAX) 31305.6 lb

High Range Max. Travel Speed 3.1 mph
Max. Drawbar Pull 66094 lb
Low Range Max. Travel Speed 2.1 mph
Maximum Gradeability 70 %

Service Refill Capacities
Fuel Tank 163 gal
Cooling System 10 gal
Engine Oil 9.4 gal
Swing Drive 5 gal
Final Drive (each) 4 gal
Hydraulic System (including tank) 108 gal
Hydraulic Tank 46 gal

Hydraulic System
Maximum Flow (each of two pumps) 74 gal/min
Max. Pressure Implements 4900 psi
Max. Pressure Travel 4900 psi
Max. Pressure - Swing 4046 psi
Pilot System Max. Flow 10 gal/min
Pilot System Max. Pressure 597 psi
Rotate Circuit for Grapple Max. Flow 13 gal/min
Rotate Circuit for Grapple Operating Pressure 2000 psi
Generator Auxiliary Pump Max Flow 42 gal/min
Generator Auxiliary Pump Max Pressure 2500 psi
Main Pumps Type Variable displacement
Main Pumps Number 2

Operating Height - to Top of Cab (Fixed) 16.7 ft
Shipping Height - Cab Tipped 10.4 ft
Operating Width 14.3 ft
Shipping Width 14 ft
Shipping Length 41.8 ft
Tail Swing Radius 11.5 ft
Ground Clearance 1.7 ft
Height to Top of Exhaust 9.5 ft
Counterweight Clearance 4 ft
Rear of Carrier to Tipped Cab 28 ft
UC with Standard Shoe Width 14.35 ft

Swing Mechanism
Swing Torque 79657 lb ft
Swing Speed 10 RPM

Track Shoes 24 in
Gauge 141.7 in
Shoes (each side) 49
Rollers (each side) 9
Overall Track Length 16.5 in
Standard Type Triple grouser
Sealed Track Standard
Finals within Std. Shoe width Standard
Number of Carrier Rollers Each Side 2

330C MH Material Handler
Material Handling purpose-designed features provide for aggressive performance, reliability, and excellent productivity.

Cab Riser
Cat designed and built, 77" (1.95 m) manual tilt cab riser provides for operating height with excellent visibility for loading and unloading processing equipment, trucks, and rail cars. Access to the cab is provided by a ladder to the platform extending around the cab riser. This platform allows windshield cleaning. The cab riser can be manually tilted forward 90 degrees for shipping.

Generator Set
A 20 kW hydraulically driven generator set can power magnets of 66" (1676 mm) in diameter. A Baldor generator and electronic magnet controller manufactured by Cat are linked to provide trouble free service. This controller virtually eliminates traditional contractor maintenance.

Material Handler Counterweight
The material handler specific counterweight is 30% heavier than the standard counterweight for added stability.

Side-By-Side Cooling System
The C-Series side-by-side cooling system is separated to prevent stacking of debris and allow easier access for cleaning.

330C MH Two-Piece Caterpillar Front Linkage
Caterpillar 330C Material Handler fronts are purpose designed and built allowing excellent reach, flexibility, and lift performance to meet all requirements of material handling applications.

330C MH Two-Piece Caterpillar Front Linkage

Cat Two-Piece Front Linkage
Offers a maximum horizontal reach of 52'2" (15.9 m) from swing center and maximum vertical reach of 53'10" (16.4 m), which meets aggressive reach requirements in material handling applications. The Cat 1.25 CYD (0.96 cu. m) Orange Peel Grapple is an excellent fit for these requirements.

Material Handling Booms and Sticks
Designed and built for excellent performance and long service life in above ground applications.

Welded Box-Section Structures
Efficiently designed with thick, multi-plate fabrications in high stress areas, which allows structures to flex, dissipating stresses and maximizing strength and durability.

Stress Relieving Booms and Sticks
Maximizes strength and minimizes structure weight.

Dual Stick Cylinders
Provides excellent geometry for working close in to the machine or at full reach.

Engine and Hydraulics
The Cat C9 Diesel engine and hydraulics give the 330C MH exceptionally powerful and efficient performance unmatched in the industry for material handling applications.

Engine and Hydraulics

Six-cylinder, turbocharged engine built for power, reliability, and economy will allow the machine to consistently perform at high levels. The Cat C9 engine is designed for low emissions and will meet EPA Tier 2 and EU Stage II emissions requirements.

Hydraulic Systems
Cat Material Handler Hydraulic Systems are specifically designed to meet hydraulic attachment requirements.

The 330C MH structural components are the backbone of the machine's durability and provide for excellent stability.


Wide Track Gauge
Wide, 11'10" (3609 mm) track gauge provides excellent over-the-side stability required to handle heavy loads and improve productivity. Operator comfort is also enhanced.

Advanced Square Carbody Design
Stands up in the toughest, most difficult applications.

Heavy Duty Upper Frame
The upper frame is specifically designed for the scrap and material handling applications. It is built of higher strength material and thicker steel sections to handle increased swing loads from the longer front and heavier counterweights used in material handling.

Work Tools - Attachments
A variety of grapples and magnets are available to maximize machine performance in material handling applications.

Work Tools - Attachments

Cat Orange Peel Grapples
The 1.25 CYD (0.96 cu. m) Orange Peel Grapple is constructed with four wear-resistant steel tines and fully replaceable tips for excellent service life.

Walker Magnets
The Walker 66" (1676 mm) Lift Master magnet can be used with the 330C MH with a genset. These magnets have been designed and engineered for scrap processing applications. Ask your dealer salesperson for information on the Walker Magnet.

Simplified service and maintenance features save you time and money.

Faster, Easier Maintenance
Means improved uptime and a better value.

Ground Level Service
Many of the service locations are easily accessible at ground level allowing critical maintenance to get done quickly and efficiently.

Pump Compartment
A service door on the right side of the upper structure allows ground-level access to the pump and pilot filter.

Radiator Compartment
The left rear service door allows easy access to the engine radiator.

Air Filter Compartment
The air filter features a double-element construction for maximum cleaning efficiency.

Complete Customer Support
Cat Dealer services help you operate longer with lower costs.

Complete Customer Support

Cat Dealers
Your Cat Dealer offers a wide range of services that can be set up under a customer support agreement when you purchase your equipment. To help you get the best return on your investment, the dealer will help you choose a plan that can cover everything from machine and attachment selection to replacement.

Make detailed comparisons of the machines you are considering before you purchase. What are the job requirements? What production is needed? What is the true cost of lost production? Your Cat Dealer can help you find precise answers to these questions.

Look past the initial price of the machine. Consider the financing options available as well as day-to-day operating costs. This is also the time to look at dealer services that can be included in the cost of the machine to yield lower equipment owning and operating costs over the long run.

What is the cost of preventive maintenance? More and more equipment buyers are planning for effective maintenance before buying equipment. Choose from your dealer's wide range of maintenance services at the time you purchase your machine. Repair option programs guarantee the cost of repairs up front. Diagnostic programs such as Scheduled Oil Sampling and Technical Analysis help you to avoid unscheduled repairs.

Repair, rebuild, or replace? Your Cat Dealer can help you evaluate the costs involved so you can make the right choice.

Product Support
You will find nearly all parts at our dealer parts counter. Cat Dealers utilize a worldwide computer network to find in-stock parts to minimize machine downtime. You can also save money with remanufactured components.

Standard Equipment

  • 65-Ampere alternator
  • Base machine light (frame)
  • Horn
  • Working lights, cab mounted (two)
  • Adjustable pilot operated joystick type controls
  • Air conditioner with auto climate control and defroster
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Ashtray with lighter
  • Beverage holder
  • Coat hook
  • Floor mat
  • Instrument panel and gauges
  • Interior lighting
  • Literature compartment
  • Neutral lever for all controls
  • Openable skylight
  • Polycarbonate windows
  • Positive filtered ventilation
  • Pre-start monitoring system
  • Pre-wired radio mounting areas with two speakers and one 24V to 12V converter
  • Seat, KAB 527P/C suspension seat with adjustable arm rest and seat belt
  • Storage compartment
  • Toggle switch for grapple - magnet operation
  • Travel control pedals
  • Windshield wiper/washers
  • Automatic engine speed control with manual return to idle
  • Cat C9 Diesel engine with 24V electric starting
  • Muffler
  • Power mode selector
  • Side by side radiator/oil cooler
  • Straight line travel
  • Two speed auto-shift travel
  • Water separator in fuel line
  • 24" (600 mm) triple grouser shoes (49 sections)
  • High wide carbody with swivel guard
  • Hydraulic track adjusters
  • Idler and center section track guiding guards
  • Track type undercarriage with grease lubricated seals
  • 52'2" (15.9 m) 2-piece Material Handling front linkage
  • Antifreeze
  • Automatic swing parking brake
  • Caterpillar 77" (1.9 m) cab riser with platform
  • Door locks and caps locks and Cat one-key security system
  • Ether and cold weather starting aids
  • Fine swing control
  • Heavy duty upper frame with bottom guards
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Mirrors (frame-right, cab-left)
  • Material Handling Counterweight - 18,375 lb. (8335 kg)
  • Travel alarm

Optional Equipment

Coolant, extended life -58° F (-50° C)
Exit, secondary, rear window
Generator, 20 kW hydraulically driven solid state generator with crosshead adapter for hanging magnet
Grapple, Caterpillar 1.25 CYD (0.96 cu. m) Orange Peel
Guard, falling objects
Ladder, rear cab access
Magnet, walker 66" (1676 mm) lift master
Precleaner, air



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